Paterson Acts, Senators From Both Parties Complain

ALBANY—David Paterson publicly declared Sunday he would force the State Senate into a special session on Tuesday, barring some resolution of the leadership struggle in the chamber that is entering its third week.
In doing so, Paterson had harsh words for senators, many of whom are former colleagues: “Over the last few weeks, the senators’ conduct has been laughable. But what’s going on around here these days is no joke, and I don’t find it funny,” he said. “You have inconvenienced the lives of all New Yorkers for a couple of weeks, and now you will come back to work and do the people’s business.

Paterson Acts, Senators From Both Parties Complain